Texas is just ‘et up with the stupid.
The ‘idea’ (should this boneheaded proposal not be summarily aborted) behind the bill is to improve scientific research. Indeed…an estimable, laudable goal. The means by which that would be achieved, however, are less that exemplary.
What Smith suggests is that all research done using federal funds will be forced to have its results approved by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives. 2
’cause, you know, Congress is made up of rocket scientists and will be able to provide meaningful “peer review”.
If these committees do not agree to the research findings, the research is yanked from the pointy head crowd and, well, Congress will do something with it. Or not. Totally their call.
Wake up, people.
Here, offering a rebuttal to Congressman Smith, is noted social research scientist Freddie Mercury: (Galileo) Galileo, (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo figaero…